REMOTE SENSING OF MISSISSIPPI RIVER CHARACTERISTICS

The Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, initiated a data collection program to develop a workable knowledge of the principles relating to the transport of water and sediment to gain a better understanding of the Mississippi River characteristics. Aerial photographs and thermal infrared imagery were collected over two test reaches at low and high water stages. Qualitative interpretation of the data relates to the river characteristics such as flow patterns, relative velocities, sediment concentration distribution, water-depth effects, and effects of man-made structures. Ground truth information is correlated with the remotely sensed data.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Civil Engineers

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    New York, NY  USA  10017-2398
  • Authors:
    • Ruff, J F
    • Skinner, M M
    • Winkley, B R
    • Simons, D B
    • Dorratcague, D E
  • Publication Date: 1976-5

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  • Accession Number: 00147766
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASCE 12150
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1977 12:00AM